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The Mets beat the Cardinals, 9-8, in Jupiter on Tuesday afternoon.

[sny-box]Jon Niese allowed four earned runs in just two innings of work, his first true game action of the spring. He surrendered six hits and walked two, giving up one home run.

Rafael Montero allowed one earned run on one hit and one walk, striking out one in his inning. Jose Valverde allowed two earned runs in his inning of work.

Josh Satin, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Zach Lutz all homered for the Mets. Nieuwenhuis' home run drove in three.

Omar Quintanilla went 3-4 with two RBI and a run scored. Wilmer Flores went 2-3 with a walk, double and two runs scored.[/sny-box]

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The Mets play the Cardinals at Tradition Field on Wednesday, a 1:10 p.m. start.

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